ITS HIGH TIME FOR SEX EDUCATION FOR INDIAN TEENS
by Harsh Shah on Sep 15, 2022
Hello, readers hope you are doing well. In our last blog, we read HOW IMPORTANT IS SEX EDUCATION? You can read and understand how it is important o be sexually educated for everyone and how it will be beneficial if guided teens appropriately. But the question is western cultures are somewhat open to this when they want to discuss sex or sexual concerns and Indian society still lacks the mentality to understand that this topic is not taboo but very important to guide their kids in teens who may go into the wrong direction In this blog let us understand how desperately we need to bring Sex Education in our academics.
Even at this time 21st century, the subject is so delicate. The topic is discussed cautiously in many conservative communities, particularly in India, and one cannot discuss it openly with their parents or educators. Sex education is intended to provide young people with the knowledge and skills they need to make the best decisions about sex and relationships throughout their lives.
Some Interesting Sex Education Facts
- In India, sex education is a controversial topic.
- Sex Education is prohibited in 13 states, including Maharashtra, Gujarat, and Madhya Pradesh.
- NGOs are attempting to bridge the sex education gap to educate children and women to create a safer environment for them.
- In countries such as the Netherlands, children as young as are introduced to Sex Education, and they have the lowest rate of teen pregnancy and STIs.
- In many parts of India, sex education is viewed as an attempt by multinational corporations to sell condoms and contraceptives.
Why Is Sex Education Not Promoted In India?
Everyone deserves good sex education, but only a few teenagers get it. Because of socio-cultural diversity and other political issues in India, imparting sex education in our educational system is extremely difficult. People react negatively to attempts to teach about it due to differences in culture and thought. But things will change soon, and there will be a way to teach such a thin-healthily way.
When the idea of including sex education in the curriculum was introduced in India in 2007, it was met with strong opposition. Ministers, parents, and a variety of other groups expressed their concerns, and some even threatened teachers with violence. About 13 states, including Maharashtra, Gujarat, and Madhya Pradesh, have outlawed sex education.
However, when the Modi government took office in 2018, sex education was made mandatory in the country's school curriculum. Instead of calling it sex education, it was dubbed "school health program," and it covered everything from puberty, menstruation, good and bad touch, safe sexual behaviors, nutrition, and mental health.
HIV infects over 2.3 million people over the age of 15. This equates to approximately 31% of the total population in India being infected with AIDS/HIV. Only 45% of young men and 28% of young women appear to have a thorough understanding of HIV/AIDS and its prevention. This is more prevalent in urban areas than in rural areas. The same is true for HIV/AIDS testing facilities, with only 42% of 15-19-year-old young men and 30% of 15-19-year-old young women having heard of such resources.
Sex Education Improvements
Sex education is fraught with uncertainty and stigma. Many people believe that schools provide adequate sex education to adolescents; however, far too many adolescents do not receive any useful sex education. Teenagers' awareness of sex education has an impact on their physical, mental, social, and emotional health. When people receive appropriate comprehensive sex education, their attitudes, and beliefs about sex improve. Teens will be able to manage their sexual health if they receive quality sex education from trained educators. The comprehensive sex education program covers a wide range of topics, including relationship decisions, condom use, gender identity, birth control, and sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
There should be a provision in the law that allows parents to provide quality sex education to their children.
- One thing that should be included in the curriculum is to avoid photographing intimate moments with cameras.
- Gender equality should also be included in sex education by the government.
- It must specify which forms of contraception are appropriate for teenagers. For example, among all other contraceptives, a condom is always a good contraceptive because it has no hormonal side effects and is easily accessible and convenient to use.
- Masturbation should be included as well. It is the act of touching himself in the genital area. Masturbation has numerous advantages and disadvantages. However, doing it in moderation is acceptable, whereas doing it excessively is always harmful to the body.
- When used excessively, it also has numerous side effects. When done in excess, it has a negative impact on both your physical and mental health.
Methods for Teaching Your Children About Sex Education
- It's difficult to discuss sex with your school-aged children. However, some issues should be discussed openly with them to help them clear their unspoken doubts.
- Begin talking to your child about everyday topics like menstruation and pregnancy. For example, if a family member is pregnant, explain to them how a baby develops inside a woman's body
- You could also let your child watch a TV show about relationships and love for a while.
- Parents should educate their preteen children about internet safety, sexting, and sexual abuse. They should understand the ramifications of sharing naked photos.
- Teenagers should be well-versed in the effects of Multiple sex partners, drugs, and alcohol.
Is Sex Education Effective?
Sex education provides young people with the knowledge and skills they need to live healthy sexual life for the rest of their lives. They learn how to have healthy relationships, make informed sexual decisions, think critically about the world, be good allies to those who are marginalized, and accept themselves as they are.
Moreover, only a small percentage of schools are said to have a clear process in place to address student needs and concerns about sex education. However, a lack of procedures in schools does not prevent teachers from addressing those issues, with more than four out of ten acts alone providing students with the assistance and answers they require. only a small percentage of schools are said to have a clear process in place to address student needs and concerns about sex education. However, a lack of procedures in schools does not prevent teachers from addressing those issues, with more than four out of ten acts alone providing students with the assistance and answers they require.
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